The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 586 299 368
Rank change year-on-year
-287 +69
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 52 393 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.88% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 3.58% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 44 393 299
Average salary £43,250 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.94% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11313 10991 13110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.72% 24.55% 26.15%
Number of salaries quoted 9021 9075 11157
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region.

MCSD Salary Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

MCSD Salary Histogram in London

MCSD
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the London region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Croydon - 12 £46,250 -
City of London +8 1 £75,000 +25.00%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 299 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 268 (89.63%) .NET
3 266 (88.96%) C#
4 259 (86.62%) Agile Software Development
5 254 (84.95%) SQL Server
6 246 (82.27%) MCAD
7 233 (77.93%) ASP.NET
8 224 (74.92%) MCP
9 221 (73.91%) MVC
10 220 (73.58%) MCTS
11 212 (70.90%) ASP.NET MVC
12 210 (70.23%) TDD
13 184 (61.54%) WCF
14 168 (56.19%) Web Application Development
14 168 (56.19%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 158 (52.84%) Scrum
16 157 (52.51%) Rhino Mocks
16 157 (52.51%) NHibernate
16 157 (52.51%) NUnit
17 153 (51.17%) WPF
18 148 (49.50%) SQL Server 2012
19 130 (43.48%) Microsoft
20 120 (40.13%) Razor View Engine
21 109 (36.45%) BDD
22 107 (35.79%) JavaScript
23 102 (34.11%) .NET Framework
24 99 (33.11%) HTML
25 97 (32.44%) LINQ
26 95 (31.77%) CSS
27 94 (31.44%) Finance

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 59 (19.73%) SharePoint
2 45 (15.05%) BizTalk Server
3 42 (14.05%) SharePoint 2013
4 22 (7.36%) Node.js
5 10 (3.34%) IIS
6 7 (2.34%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.67%) WorkSite
8 2 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.33%) CMS
9 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.68%) MS Office
3 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Pivotal CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.33%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.68%) Office 365
2 4 (1.34%) SaaS
3 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.69%) Internet
2 11 (3.68%) Broadband
3 1 (0.33%) SMTP
3 1 (0.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (84.95%) SQL Server
2 148 (49.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (5.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (3.68%) NoSQL
5 10 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.67%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.67%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.33%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.33%) Ingres
10 1 (0.33%) Informix
10 1 (0.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 157 (52.51%) NUnit
1 157 (52.51%) Rhino Mocks
2 93 (31.10%) Moq
3 77 (25.75%) Subversion
4 22 (7.36%) MSTest
5 20 (6.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (4.68%) Git (software)
7 13 (4.35%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.34%) Selenium
9 1 (0.33%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.33%) WATIR
9 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
General
1 94 (31.44%) Finance
2 79 (26.42%) Games
3 62 (20.74%) Banking
4 22 (7.36%) Investment Banking
5 21 (7.02%) Law
6 12 (4.01%) Telecoms
6 12 (4.01%) Retail
7 11 (3.68%) Music Industry
7 11 (3.68%) Advertising
8 10 (3.34%) Marketing
9 9 (3.01%) Legal
10 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.33%) Back Office
10 1 (0.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 248 (82.94%) Developer
2 187 (62.54%) .NET Developer
3 89 (29.77%) C# Developer
4 70 (23.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 52 (17.39%) ASP.NET Developer
6 47 (15.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 39 (13.04%) Graduate
8 37 (12.37%) Junior
8 37 (12.37%) Junior Developer
8 37 (12.37%) Junior .NET Developer
9 33 (11.04%) Agile .NET Developer
10 22 (7.36%) Agile C# Developer
11 17 (5.69%) Analyst
11 17 (5.69%) Consultant
12 11 (3.68%) Analyst Programmer
12 11 (3.68%) Programmer
12 11 (3.68%) Graduate Developer
12 11 (3.68%) Graduate .NET Developer
12 11 (3.68%) Applications Manager
12 11 (3.68%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (89.63%) .NET
2 233 (77.93%) ASP.NET
3 212 (70.90%) ASP.NET MVC
4 184 (61.54%) WCF
5 168 (56.19%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 157 (52.51%) NHibernate
7 153 (51.17%) WPF
8 120 (40.13%) Razor View Engine
9 102 (34.11%) .NET Framework
10 99 (33.11%) HTML
11 97 (32.44%) LINQ
12 95 (31.77%) CSS
13 86 (28.76%) Castle Windsor
14 82 (27.42%) Ajax
15 77 (25.75%) HTML5
16 65 (21.74%) Silverlight
17 64 (21.40%) WinForms
17 64 (21.40%) MonoRail
18 42 (14.05%) XML
19 33 (11.04%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.38%) Client/Server
2 34 (11.37%) Computer Science
3 33 (11.04%) Tandem
4 30 (10.03%) Inversion of Control
4 30 (10.03%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (4.01%) Mobile App
7 11 (3.68%) iPhone
7 11 (3.68%) Social Network
8 4 (1.34%) Equities
9 1 (0.33%) Open Source
9 1 (0.33%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.33%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.33%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.33%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.33%) DTV
9 1 (0.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 84 (28.09%) Windows
2 12 (4.01%) Android
3 7 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.33%) UNIX
5 1 (0.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (86.62%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (73.91%) MVC
3 210 (70.23%) TDD
4 168 (56.19%) Web Application Development
5 158 (52.84%) Scrum
6 109 (36.45%) BDD
7 93 (31.10%) Kanban
8 83 (27.76%) OO
9 43 (14.38%) Dependency Injection
10 30 (10.03%) MVVM
11 28 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (9.36%) OOD
12 24 (8.03%) OOA/OOD
13 23 (7.69%) OOP
14 22 (7.36%) Domain-Driven Design
15 19 (6.35%) Asset Management
16 18 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
17 13 (4.35%) E-Commerce
17 13 (4.35%) Multithreading
18 12 (4.01%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 266 (88.96%) C#
2 107 (35.79%) JavaScript
3 68 (22.74%) SQL
4 54 (18.06%) T-SQL
5 40 (13.38%) VB.NET
6 25 (8.36%) VB
7 12 (4.01%) Ruby
8 11 (3.68%) C++
9 8 (2.68%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.67%) VBA
11 3 (1.00%) VBScript
12 2 (0.67%) XPath
13 1 (0.33%) Ada
Qualifications
1 299 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 246 (82.27%) MCAD
3 224 (74.92%) MCP
4 220 (73.58%) MCTS
5 93 (31.10%) Degree
6 20 (6.69%) MCPD
7 13 (4.35%) MCDBA
8 11 (3.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.67%) MCSE
9 2 (0.67%) MCSA
9 2 (0.67%) MCITP
10 1 (0.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.02%) QA
2 2 (0.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.33%) Section 508
Vendors
1 130 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.68%) Google
2 11 (3.68%) Facebook
3 8 (2.68%) Hitachi
4 3 (1.00%) Interwoven
5 2 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle
6 1 (0.33%) Sybase
6 1 (0.33%) SAP
6 1 (0.33%) Siebel
6 1 (0.33%) CyberSource
6 1 (0.33%) LexisNexis
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